• Chicago chef cooks up food influenced by his great-grandmother

    by Silvia Perez / Fox-32 Chicago / February 23, 2023

    For eight years now, locals from the Lincoln Square community know when they want good Southern cuisine, they head to a hot spot called Luella’s Southern Kitchen.

    Think gumbo, shrimp and grits and so many other stick-to-your-ribs down home comfort foods.


    Walk into Luella’s Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square and you have stepped back into the childhood of Chef Darnell Reed. The food he's cooking up was influenced by his great-grandmother.

    "Her name was Luella, but we called her Bey," Reed said.

    The menu reads from Luella’s staples, such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken and biscuits, and mac and cheese - all the mouth-watering Southern cuisine you can imagine. Read more and Watch HERE



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